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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus Testing

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The state of Ohio has, as of this writing, five confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. If you ask Amy Acton, the director of the Ohio Department of Health, that’s the tip of the tip of a very dangerous iceberg. “We know now, just the fact of community spread says that at least 1...

All the startups threatened by iOS 14s new features

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Fitness, wallpaper, and lost item-finding startups could have a big new competitor baked into everyone’s iPhones. Leaks of the code from iOS 14 that Apple is expected to reveal in June signal several new features and devices are on the way. Startups could be at risk due to Apple’s ability to integrate these additions at the iOS...

We’re Feeling a Little Socially Distanced

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As Covid-19 sweeps across the world, it has prompted thousands of people to isolate themselves to avoid spreading the virus. This week on Gadget Lab, we look at what happens when schools and universities close, conferences get canceled, and employees are told to work from home en masse. Then, we talk with WIRED digital director Brian Barrett, a longtime...

Call of Duty Will Launch a Free-to-Play, Cross-Platform Game

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The worst-kept secret in the Call of Duty universe is now wide open: a brand-new, free-to-play shooter on both PC and consoles that revolves around, you guessed it, the battle royale genre.Call of Duty: Warzone, whose existence leaked a month ago, received its first confirmed gameplay reveal early Monday morning via Chaos, a CoD enthusiast channel on YouTube. The...

Yahoo deleted all my emails and there’s nothing I can do about it | Arwa Mahdawi

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Many of the digital things we think we own are merely being rented. It is time to accept that we dont have a master key to the big filing cabinet in the sky, writes Arwa MahdawiAt about 4pm on Sunday, a decade of my life disappeared for ever. I logged into my ancient Yahoo email account to try to...

Hackers Can Clone Millions of Toyota, Hyundai, and Kia Keys

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Over the past few years, owners of cars with keyless start systems have learned to worry about so-called relay attacks, in which hackers exploit radio-enabled keys to steal vehicles without leaving a trace. Now it turns out that many millions of other cars that use chip-enabled mechanical keys are also vulnerable to high-tech theft. A few cryptographic flaws combined...

Galaxy Buds+ review: Samsung’s AirPods killers are now for everyone

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Small, comfortable true-wireless earbuds, good sound, last ages, with a pocketable case and iPhone appSamsungs second-generation Galaxy Buds+ correct a few mistakes and are now fully iPhone compatible, making them some of the very best standard true-wireless earbuds for just about anyone. There is no shortage of good true-wireless earbuds in 2020, but Samsungs 159 Galaxy Buds+ look to...

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini’s Launch Is Delayed Due to Covid-19

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The planned launch of the TurboGrafx-16 Mini later this month has been delayed "until further notice" due to the spread of the coronavirus, publisher Konami announced Friday.The plug-and-play retro console, originally set to launch with dozens of games on March 19, has been pushed back because "the manufacturing and shipping facilities in China have encountered an unavoidable suspension due...

How to Clean Your Smartphone the Right Way

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It’s always a good idea to maintain good hygiene, but especially so in the midst of the ongoing spread of Covid-19. But while you’re hopefully already washing your hands—and not touching your face—make sure to extend those efforts to the phones, tablets, and laptops you handle every day.The science shows that bacteria are very happy breeding on computer keyboards...

The Nicest Social Media Bots, Flash Droughts, and More News

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Bots are adoring and scientists are imploring, but first: a cartoon about the reality of "catfishing".Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.Want to receive this two-minute roundup as an email every weekday? Sign up here!Today’s NewsWelcome to Botnet, where everyone's an influencerEver wondered what it's like to be a celebrity on the internet? You...